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Mervyn King

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Mervyn Allister King (born 1948) is Governor of the Bank of England. He took over on June 30 2003 from Sir Edward George.

King studied at Wolverhampton Grammar School, King's College, Cambridge, and Harvard, then taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Birmingham. He's also been Visiting Professor to Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From October 1984 he was Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

King joined the Bank in March 1991 as Chief Economist and Executive Director, having been a non-executive director from 1990 to 1991. He was appointed Deputy Governor in 1997, taking up his post June 1 1998.


Mervyn King is also the name of a darts player. He lost the final of the 2004 World Professional Darts Championship to Andy Fordham.

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